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          Lean-into-God was created to be a resource for those who might need a little help in their goal to make time and space for God. Despite our best efforts, most of us are strapped with responsibilities and harassed by distractions that resist our better judgment. Therefore, some of these daily readings (Proverbs and some Devotionals) take only a minute to read, but the daily routine is more important than the quantity. Doing the same thing every day, however small, is accumulative. It will have a dramatic impact over time.

          LiG started in 2006 as Yukon Angel Productions, my first website. It combined a read the Bible in a year program with my video editing business. I separated the two in 2014 and launched Lean-into-God.

          LiG is based on my personal schedule to read the Bible in a year. My schedule has changed several times, but in 2010 I finally settled on the present schedule. When the same event is described by different authors (the Gospels, Kings, Chronicles, etc.) I place both together so the reader can read the same event from different perspectives. Otherwise this schedule is very similar to Vernon McGee’s, which I grew up with.

          The importance of reading the Bible for yourself cannot be over emphasized. "... the church cannot respond (positively or negatively) to a book of which it has no knowledge. Christ’s promise that his sheep will respond to his voice pertains only to books that have had their voice actually heard by the sheep. (John 10:27)."   Canon Revisited: Establishing the Origins and Authority of the New Testament Books

          "We truly live at the mercy of our ideas; this is never more true than with our ideas about God. Those who operate on the wrong information aren’t likely to know the reality of God’s presence in the decisions that shape their lives, and they will miss the constant divine companionship for which their souls were made."   Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God

          "Indeed, when we do not make the effort to understand God’s dealings with humanity or to study the Bible and whatever else may help us to understand it, we are in rebellion against the express will of God. For he commands us to love him with all our mind as well as with all our heart, soul and strength (Mk 12:30; cf. Prov 1––8). We can therefore say on scriptural grounds that it is the direct and inclusive will of God that we study his ways of communicating with us. The conscious rejection of thoughtful and careful study is not faith, and it does not spring from faith. It is the rejection of the God-appointed means to God-appointed ends."   Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God

          Over the years I have added devotionals, books and over 5,000 embedded videos from N.T. Wright, Francis Chan, Timothy Keller, John Piper, Dallas Theological Seminary, Harvard, Biola University, Vanderbilt University, Princeton Theological Seminary, Gordon–Conwell Theological Seminary, Catholic University, Edinburgh University, Yale and others.

          If a theological disclosure is necessary I agree with John R.W. Stott. "It is God himself who in holy wrath needs to be propitiated, God himself who in holy love undertook to do the propitiating, and God himself who in the person of his Son died for the propitiation of our sins. Thus God took his own loving initiative to appease his own righteous anger by bearing it his own self in his own Son when he took our place and died for us. There is no crudity here to evoke our ridicule, only the profundity of holy love to evoke our worship.".   The Cross of Christ

          I received my Masters in Divinity and Certificate in Spiritual Direction from George Fox Evangelical Seminary in 2008. I have been on staff at the Seminary since January 2009 as a spiritual director. In 2013 I was asked to do additional spiritual direction with PhD Psychology candidates from George Fox University. I often meet directees at the Starbucks in Tualatin near the I-5. (See contact page) I skype and facetime with students and private clients who are out of state. In 2017 George Fox Evangelical Seminary changed their name to Portland Seminary.


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Calendar Index

  1. Jan 1    Mat 1:1-17  |  Luke 3:23-38  |  John 1:1-14
  2. Jan 2    Gen 1-3
  3. Jan 3    Gen 4-7
  4. Jan 4    Gen 8-11
  5. Jan 5    Luke 1  |  Mat 1:18-25
  6. Jan 6    Job 1-5
  7. Jan 7    Job 6-9
  8. Jan 8    Job 10-13
  9. Jan 9    Mat 2  |  Luke 2
  10. Jan 10    Job 14-16
  11. Jan 11    Job 17-20
  12. Jan 12    Job 21-23
  13. Jan 13    Mat 3:1-4:11  |  Mark 1:1-13  |  Luke 3:1-22   |   Luke 4:1-13   |   John 1:1-51
  14. Jan 14    Job 24-28
  15. Jan 15    Job 29-31
  16. Jan 16    Job 32-34
  17. Jan 17    Job 35-37
  18. Jan 18    John 2-4:42
  19. Jan 19    Job 38-39
  20. Jan 20    Job 40-42
  21. Jan 21    Mat 4:12-25  |  Mat 8:14-17  |  Mark 1:14-39   |   Luke 4:14-5:11   |   John 4:43-54
  22. Jan 22    Gen 12-15
  23. Jan 23    Gen 16-18
  24. Jan 24    Gen 19-21
  25. Jan 25    Mat 8:1-4  |  Mat 9:1-17  |  Mark 1:40-2:22   Luke 5:12-39
  26. Jan 26    Gen 22-24
  27. Jan 27    Gen 25-26
  28. Jan 28    Gen 27-29
  29. Jan 29    Mat 12:1-21  |  Mark 2:23-3:19  |  Luke 6:1-19 |   John 5
  30. Jan 30    Gen 30-31
  31. Jan 31    Gen 32-34
  1. Feb 1    Gen 35-37
  2. Feb 2    Mat 5-6  |  Luke 6:20-36
  3. Feb 3    Gen 38-40
  4. Feb 4    Gen 41-42
  5. Feb 5    Gen 43-45
  6. Feb 6    Mat 7  |  Luke 6:37-49
  7. Feb 7    Gen 46-47
  8. Feb 8    Gen 48-50
  9. Feb 9    Exodus 1-3
  10. Feb 10    Mat 8:5-13  |  Mat 11:1-30  |  Luke 7
  11. Feb 11    Exodus 4-6
  12. Feb 12    Exodus 7-9
  13. Feb 13    Exodus 10-12
  14. Feb 14    Mat 12:22-50  |  Mark 3:20-35  |  Luke 11:14-36
  15. Feb 15    Exodus 13-15
  16. Feb 16    Exodus 16-18
  17. Feb 17    Exodus 19-21
  18. Feb 18    Mat 13:1-53  |  Mark 4:1-34  |  Luke 8:1-18
  19. Feb 19    Exodus 22-24
  20. Feb 20    Exodus 25-27
  21. Feb 21    Exodus 28-29
  22. Feb 22    Mat 8:18-34  |   Mark 4:35-5:20  |   Luke 8:19-39 |  Luke 9:57-62
  23. Feb 23    Exodus 30-32
  24. Feb 24    Exodus 33-35
  25. Feb 25    Exodus 36-38
  26. Feb 26    Mat 9:18-34  |   Mat 13:54-58  |   Mark 5:21-6:6 |   Luke 8:40-56
  27. Feb 27    Exodus 39-40
  28. Feb 28    Leviticus 1-4
  1. Mar 1     Leviticus 5-7
  2. Mar 2     Mat 9:35-10:42  |  Mark 6:7-13  |  Luke 9:1-6
  3. Mar 3     Leviticus 8-10
  4. Mar 4     Leviticus 11-13
  5. Mar 5     Leviticus 14-15
  6. Mar 6     Mat 14:1-21  |  Mark 6:14-44  |  Luke 9:7-17 |   John 6:1-14
  7. Mar 7     Leviticus 16-18
  8. Mar 8     Leviticus 19-21
  9. Mar 9     Leviticus 22-23
  10. Mar 10    Mat 14:22-36  |  Mark 6:45-56  |  John 6:15-71
  11. Mar 11    Leviticus 24-25
  12. Mar 12    Leviticus 26-27
  13. Mar 13    Numbers 1-2
  14. Mar 14    Mat 15:1-39  |  Mark 7:1-8:9
  15. Mar 15    Numbers 3-4
  16. Mar 16    Numbers 5-6
  17. Mar 17    Numbers 7
  18. Mar 18    Mat 16:1-17:9  |  Mark 8:10-9:10  |  Luke 9:18-36
  19. Mar 19    Numbers 8-10
  20. Mar 20    Numbers 11-13
  21. Mar 21    Numbers 14-15  |  Psalm 90
  22. Mar 22    Mat 17:10-18:35  |  Mark 9:11-50   |   Luke 9:37-50 |   John 7:1-9
  23. Mar 23    Numbers 16-17
  24. Mar 24    Numbers 18-20
  25. Mar 25    Numbers 21-22
  26. Mar 26    John 7:10-8:59
  27. Mar 27    Numbers 23-25
  28. Mar 28    Numbers 26-27
  29. Mar 29    Numbers 28-30
  30. Mar 30    Luke 9:51-56  |  Luke 10:1-11:13
  31. Mar 31    Numbers 31-32
  1. Apr 1     Numbers 33-34
  2. Apr 2     Numbers 35-36
  3. Apr 3     Luke 10:17-24; 11:37-54  |  John 9:1-41; 10:1-21
  4. Apr 4     Deuteronomy 1-2
  5. Apr 5     Deuteronomy 3-4
  6. Apr 6     Deuteronomy 5-7
  7. Apr 7     Luke 12-13:21
  8. Apr 8     Deuteronomy 8-10
  9. Apr 9     Deuteronomy 11-13
  10. Apr 10    Deuteronomy 14-16
  11. Apr 11    Luke 13:22-14:35  |  John 10:22-42
  12. Apr 12    Deuteronomy 17-20
  13. Apr 13    Deuteronomy 21-23
  14. Apr 14    Deuteronomy 24-27
  15. Apr 15    Luke 15:1-17:10
  16. Apr 16    Deuteronomy 28-29
  17. Apr 17    Deuteronomy 30-31
  18. Apr 18    Deuteronomy 32-34
  19. Apr 19    Luke 17:11-18:14  |  John 11:1-54
  20. Apr 20    Joshua 1-4
  21. Apr 21    Joshua 5-8
  22. Apr 22    Joshua 9-11
  23. Apr 23    Mat 19  |  Mark 10:1-31  |  Luke 18:15-30
  24. Apr 24    Joshua 12-15
  25. Apr 25    Joshua 16-18
  26. Apr 26    Joshua 19-21
  27. Apr 27    Mat 20  |  Mark 10:32-52  |  Luke 18: 31-19:28
  28. Apr 28    Joshua 22-24
  29. Apr 29    Judges 1-2
  30. Apr 30    Judges 3-5

May

  1. May 1     Mat 21:1-11; 26:6-13  |  Mark 11:1-10; 14:3-9  |  Luke 19:29-40
  2. May 2     Judges 6-7
  3. May 3     Judges 8-9
  4. May 4     Judges 10-12
  5. May 5     Mat 21:12-46  |  Mark 11:11-12:12  |  Luke 19:41-20:19
  6. May 6     Judges 13-15
  7. May 7     Judges 16-18
  8. May 8     Judges 19-21
  9. May 9     Mat 22:1-40  |  Mark 12:13-34  |  Luke 20:20-40
  10. May 10    Ruth 1-4
  11. May 11    1 Samuel 1-3
  12. May 12    1 Samuel 4-8
  13. May 13    Mat 22:41-23:39  |  Mark 12:35-44  |  Luke 20:41-21:4   |   John 12:20-43
  14. May 14    1 Samuel 9-12
  15. May 15    1 Samuel 13-14
  16. May 16    1 Samuel 15-17
  17. May 17    Mat 24:1-31  |  Mark 13:1-27  |  Luke 21:5-28
  18. May 18    1 Samuel 18-20  |  Psalm 11, 59
  19. May 19    1 Samuel 21-24
  20. May 20    Psalm 7-27-31-34-52
  21. May 21    Mat 24:32-25:46  |  Mark 13:28-37  |  Luke 21:29-36
  22. May 22    Psalm 56-120-140-142
  23. May 23    1 Samuel 25-27
  24. May 24    Psalm 17-35-54-63
  25. May 25    Mat 26:1-30  |  Mark 14:1-26  |  Luke 21:37-22:30   John 12:44-13:35
  26. May 26    1 Samuel 28-31  |  Psalm 18
  27. May 27    Psalm 121, 123-125, 128-130
  28. May 28    2 Samuel 1-4  |  Mat 26:31-35  |  Mark 14:27-31
  29. May 29    Luke 22:31-38  |  John 13:36-14:31
  30. May 30    Psalm 6, 8-10, 14, 16, 19, 21
  31. May 31    1 Chron 1-2
  1. June 1     Psalm 43-45, 49, 84-85, 87
  2. June 2     John 15-17
  3. June 3     1 Chron 3-5
  4. June 4     Psalm 73, 77-78
  5. June 5     1 Chron 6
  6. June 6     Mat 26:36-56  |  Mark 14:32-52   |   Luke 22:39-53 |   John 18:1-12
  7. June 7     Psalm 81, 88, 92-93
  8. June 8     1 Chron 7-10
  9. June 9     Psalm 102-104
  10. June 10    Mat 26:57-27:1  |  Mark 14:53-72   |   Luke 22:54-71 |  John 18:13-27
  11. June 11    2 Samuel 5:1-10  |  1 Chron 11-12
  12. June 12    Psalm 132-134
  13. June 13    Psalm 106-107
  14. June 14    Mat 27:2-30  |  Mark 15:1-19  |  Luke 23:1-25 |   John 18:28-19:3
  15. June 15    2 Samuel 5:11-6:23   |   1 Chron 13-16
  16. June 16    Psalm 1-2, 15, 22-24, 47, 68
  17. June 17    Psalm 89, 96  |  Psalm 100-101, 105
  18. June 18    Mat 27:31-44  |  Mark 15:20-32  |  Luke 23:26-43 |   John 19:4-27
  19. June 19    2 Samuel 7  |  1 Chron 17
  20. June 20    Psalm 25, 29, 33, 36, 39
  21. June 21    2 Samuel 8-9  |  1 Chron 18
  22. June 22    Mat 27:45-66  |  Mark 15:33-47  |  Luke 23:44-56 |  John 19:28-42
  23. June 23    Psalm 50, 53, 60, 75
  24. June 24    2 Samuel 10  |  1 Chron 19  |  Psalm 20
  25. June 25    Psalm 65-67, 69-70
  26. June 26    Mat 28:1-15  |  Mark 16:1-13  |  Luke 24:1-35 |  John 20:1-18
  27. June 27    2 Samuel 11-12  |  1 Chron 20
  28. June 28    Psalm 32, 51, 86, 122
  29. June 29    2 Samuel 13-15
  30. June 30    Mat 28:16-20  |  Mark 16:14-20  |  Luke 24:35-53 |  John 20:19-21:25
  1. July 1     Psalm 3-4, 12-13, 28, 55
  2. July 2     2 Samuel 16-18
  3. July 3     Psalm 26, 40, 58, 61-62, 64
  4. July 4     Acts 1-3
  5. July 5     2 Samuel 19-21
  6. July 6     Psalm 5, 38, 41-42
  7. July 7     2 Samuel 22-23  |  Psalm 57
  8. July 8     Acts 4-6
  9. July 9     Psalm 95, 97-99
  10. July 10    2 Samuel 24  |  1 Chron 21-22  |  Psalm 30
  11. July 11    Psalm 108-110
  12. July 12    Acts 7-8
  13. July 13    1 Chron 23-25
  14. July 14    Psalm 131, 138-139  |  Psalm 143-145
  15. July 15    1 Chron 26-29  |  Psalm 127
  16. July 16    Acts 9-11
  17. July 17    Psalm 111-118
  18. July 18    1 Kings 1-2  |  Psalm 37, 71, 94
  19. July 19    Psalm 119:1-88
  20. July 20    Acts 12-14
  21. July 21    1 Kings 3-4  |  2 Chron 1  |  Psalm 72
  22. July 22    Psalm 119:89-176
  23. July 23    Song of Solomon 1-8
  24. July 24    Acts 15-17
  25. July 25    Prov 1-3
  26. July 26    Prov 4-6
  27. July 27    Prov 7-9
  28. July 28    Acts 18-20
  29. July 29    Prov 10-12
  30. July 30    Prov 13-15
  31. July 31    Prov 16-18
  1. Aug 1     Acts 21-23
  2. Aug 2     Prov 19-21
  3. Aug 3     Prov 22-24
  4. Aug 4     1 Kings 5-6  |  2 Chron 2-3
  5. Aug 5     Acts 24-26
  6. Aug 6     1 Kings 7  |  2 Chron 4
  7. Aug 7     1 Kings 8  |  2 Chron 5
  8. Aug 8     2 Chron 6-7  |  Psalm 136
  9. Aug 9     Acts 27-28
  10. Aug 10    Psalm 146-150
  11. Aug 11    1 Kings 9  |  2 Chron 8
  12. Aug 12    Prov 25-26
  13. Aug 13    Romans 1-4
  14. Aug 14    Prov 27-29
  15. Aug 15    Ecc 1-6
  16. Aug 16    Ecc 7-12
  17. Aug 17    Romans 5-8
  18. Aug 18    1 Kings 10-11  |  2 Chron 9
  19. Aug 19    Prov 30-31
  20. Aug 20    1 Kings 12-14
  21. Aug 21    Romans 9-12
  22. Aug 22    2 Chron 10-12
  23. Aug 23    1 Kings 15:1-24  |  2 Chron 13-16
  24. Aug 24    1 Kings 15:25-16:34  |  2 Chron 17
  25. Aug 25    Romans 13-16
  26. Aug 26    1 Kings 17-19
  27. Aug 27    1 Kings 20-21
  28. Aug 28    1 Kings 22  |  2 Chron 18
  29. Aug 29    1 Corinthians 1-5
  30. Aug 30    2 Chron 19-23
  31. Aug 31    Obadiah 1  |  Psalm 82-83
  1. Sept 1     2 Kings 1-4
  2. Sept 2     1 Corinthians 6-9
  3. Sept 3     2 Kings 5-8
  4. Sept 4     2 Kings 9-11
  5. Sept 5     2 Kings 12-13  |  2 Chron 24
  6. Sept 6     1 Corinthians 10-13
  7. Sept 7     2 Kings 14  |  2 Chron 25
  8. Sept 8     Jonah 1-4
  9. Sept 9     2 Kings 15  |  2 Chron 26
  10. Sept 10    1 Corinthians 14-16
  11. Sept 11    Isaiah 1-4
  12. Sept 12    Isaiah 5-8
  13. Sept 13    Amos 1-5
  14. Sept 14    2 Corinthians 1-4
  15. Sept 15    Amos 6-9
  16. Sept 16    2 Chron 27  |  Isaiah 9-12
  17. Sept 17    Micah 1-7
  18. Sept 18    2 Corinthians 5-9
  19. Sept 19    2 Chron 28  |  2 Kings 16-17
  20. Sept 20    Isaiah 13-17
  21. Sept 21    Isaiah 18-22
  22. Sept 22    2 Corinthians 10-13
  23. Sept 23    Isaiah 23-27
  24. Sept 24    2 Kings 18:1-12  |  2 Chron 29:1-32:8  |  Psalm 48
  25. Sept 25    Hosea 1-7
  26. Sept 26    Galatians 1-3
  27. Sept 27    Hosea 8-14
  28. Sept 28    Isaiah 28-30
  29. Sept 29    Isaiah 31-34
  30. Sept 30    Galatians 4-6
  1. Oct 1     Isaiah 35  |  Psalm 46, 80
  2. Oct 2     2 Kings 18:13-19:37  |  2 Chron 32:9-22  |  Isaiah 36-37
  3. Oct 3     Isaiah 38-39  |  Psalm 76
  4. Oct 4     Ephesians 1-3
  5. Oct 5     Isaiah 40-43
  6. Oct 6     Isaiah 44-48
  7. Oct 7     Isaiah 49-53
  8. Oct 8     Ephesians 4-6
  9. Oct 9     Isaiah 54-58
  10. Oct 10    Isaiah 59-63
  11. Oct 11    Isaiah 64-66
  12. Oct 12    Philippians 1-4
  13. Oct 13    2 Kings 20-21
  14. Oct 14    2 Chron 32:23-33:25  |  Psalm 135
  15. Oct 15    Nahum 1-3
  16. Oct 16    Colossians 1-4
  17. Oct 17    2 Kings 22-23  |  2 Chron 34-35
  18. Oct 18    Zephaniah 1-3
  19. Oct 19    Jeremiah 1-3
  20. Oct 20    1 Thessalonians 1-5
  21. Oct 21    Jeremiah 4-6
  22. Oct 22    Jeremiah 7-9
  23. Oct 23    Jeremiah 10-13
  24. Oct 24    2 Thessalonians 1-3
  25. Oct 25    Jeremiah 14-17
  26. Oct 26    Jeremiah 18-22
  27. Oct 27    Jeremiah 23-25
  28. Oct 28    1 Timothy 1-6
  29. Oct 29    Jeremiah 26-29
  30. Oct 30    Jeremiah 30-31
  31. Oct 31    Jeremiah 32-34
  1. Nov 1     2 Timothy 1-4
  2. Nov 2     Jeremiah 35-37
  3. Nov 3     Jeremiah 38-40  |  Psalm 74, 79
  4. Nov 4     2 Kings 24-25  |  2 Chron 36
  5. Nov 5     Titus  |  Philemon
  6. Nov 6     Habbakuk 1-3
  7. Nov 7     Jeremiah 41-45
  8. Nov 8     Jeremiah 46-48
  9. Nov 9     Hebrews 1-6
  10. Nov 10    Jeremiah 49-50
  11. Nov 11    Jeremiah 51-52
  12. Nov 12    Lamentations 1:1-3:36
  13. Nov 13    Hebrews 7-10
  14. Nov 14    Lamentations 3:37-5:22
  15. Nov 15    Ezekiel 1-4
  16. Nov 16    Ezekiel 5-8
  17. Nov 17    Hebrews 11-13
  18. Nov 18    Ezekiel 9-12
  19. Nov 19    Ezekiel 13-15
  20. Nov 20    Ezekiel 16-17
  21. Nov 21    James 1-5
  22. Nov 22    Ezekiel 18-19
  23. Nov 23    Ezekiel 20-21
  24. Nov 24    Ezekiel 22-23
  25. Nov 25    Ezekiel 24-27
  26. Nov 26    1 Peter 1-5
  27. Nov 27    Ezekiel 28-31
  28. Nov 28    Ezekiel 32-34
  29. Nov 29    2 Peter 1-3
  30. Nov 30    Ezekiel 35-37
  1. Dec 1     Ezekiel 38-39
  2. Dec 2     Ezekiel 40-41
  3. Dec 3     1 John 1-5
  4. Dec 4     Ezekiel 42-43
  5. Dec 5     Ezekiel 44-45
                    RS Thomas - Rough
  6. Dec 6     Ezekiel 46-48
                    RS Thomas - Veneziano: The Annunciation
  7. Dec 7     2 & 3 John  |  Jude
                    RS Thomas - Hill Christmas
  8. Dec 8     Joel 1-3
  9. Dec 9     Daniel 1-3
  10. Dec 10    Daniel 4-6
  11. Dec 11    Revelation 1-3
  12. Dec 12    Daniel 7-9
  13. Dec 13    Daniel 10-12
  14. Dec 14    Ezra 1-3
  15. Dec 15    Revelation 4-8
  16. Dec 16    Ezra 4-6  |  Psalm 137
  17. Dec 17    Haggai 1-2
  18. Dec 18    Zechariah 1-7
  19. Dec 19    Revelation 9-12
  20. Dec 20    Zechariah 8-14
  21. Dec 21    Esther 1-5
  22. Dec 22    Esther 6-10
  23. Dec 23    Revelation 13-16
  24. Dec 24    Ezra 7-10
  25. Dec 25    Nehemiah 1-4
  26. Dec 26    Nehemiah 5-7
  27. Dec 27    Revelation 17-19
  28. Dec 28    Nehemiah 8-10
  29. Dec 29    Nehemiah 11-13  |  Psalm 126
  30. Dec 30    Malachi 1-4
  31. Dec 31    Revelation 20-22